Why is it that everyone posting arguments against my posts don’t use any logical, statistical or factual statements. It is all emotion and opinion. The statistics the 15-year old girl used are FACTS not OPINION.
FACT – Gun laws only restrict law abiding citizens. Criminals don’t follow the laws.
FACT – Connecticut has some of the toughest laws in the country and it didn’t stop the senseless murder of those poor children.
FACT – Chicago which has the toughest gun laws in the country has the highest murder rate in the country which proves restricting law abiding citizens rights to bear arms doesn’t have any correlation to stopping crime.
FACT – Washington DC was the murder capital of the country but has the third toughest after Chicago and NYC it didn’t stop those murders.
FACT – in the years since the assault weapon ban has expired, gun murders nationwide declined by 50%. And so did overall violent crime. So obviously the limiting of law abiding citizens rights doesn’t help stop crime. Take a look at all the mass shootings that happened while the ban was in place which is more proof banning assault rifles won’t make a difference.
FACT – the #1 cause of death for people under the age of 18 are car accidents. Should we say that no one under 18 can drive or be a passenger in a car? If the argument is really about – SAVING LIVES – then that would save more lives than any of these proposed laws. But neither Obama, Bloomberg or any of these gun grabbers really care about saving the most lives. They are just opposed to ANYONE owning guns and exploit things like Newtown to further their agenda.
FACT – Even though Feinstein had a concealed weapon permit and exercised her rights as have many of the left wing Congressional leaders, and Obama and Bloomberg have armed protection 24/7 they don’t think we should be able to protect ourselves.
FACT – Police show up AFTER a crime, be it rape, murder, assault or whatever. Would you rather your daughters or yourself had the protection of a gun when the criminals attack or would you prefer they get raped or murdered and then hope the police find the criminals afterwards. Do you really think the rape victim or family members of the murdered people would prefer the latter? And do you think the victims are magically “healed” after the fact just because the perpetrator was caught?
FACT – I can change a magazine in my M4 carbine or any of pistols in under two seconds. Most people can also so it is ridiculous to assume that someone can stop someone during a shooting spree in those two seconds except in the most ideal situations and with the most determined and fearless victim or bystander.
We need to penalize the people – not the instruments they use. Otherwise we should outlaw owning knives since they are used to kill people. What about the tens of thousands of people who die from car crashes every year? Should we outlaw cars? No, we need to prosecute the drunk drivers and distracted drivers who cause the accidents.
Finally, just because some of you don’t want to exercise your rights doesn’t mean you can tell us we can’t exercise ours. And because it’s your OPINION that one gun is ok and another type is not – doesn’t mean you can impose your OPINION on me OR that your OPINION has any basis in fact. Hell, it’s my OPINION that ignorant people shouldn’t be allowed to procreate but that doesn’t mean I have any right to stop them.